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FanDuel NFL Value Plays: Week 8

Oct 27, 2016

Will Fuller

Will Fuller has struggled of late, but he has shown that he carries a high ceiling

Welcome to the Week 8 edition of the FanDuel value plays. With six teams on bye and another game in London, the main slate on FanDuel only features 10 games. This week features a couple of obvious plug and play options for your cash games and there are several other solid value options that may fly under the radar in GPP contests. Let’s go ahead and take a look at my favorite value options for Week 8.

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Quarterback

Brock Osweiler (HOU): $6,600 vs. DET
There really are not any solid value options at quarterback this week, but if ever there was a time to use Osweiler, it would be this week against the Lions. The Lions have allowed the most FanDuel points to quarterbacks this season and have allowed at least one passing touchdown in every game this season, at least two in every game except for one. Osweiler has been far from great this season, but he has had some success in favorable matchups, throwing for multiple touchdowns against the Bears, Titans, and Colts.

Running Back

Devontae Booker (DEN): $5,600 vs. SD
With C.J. Anderson set to miss at least a few weeks with a knee injury, Booker becomes the free square of the week for your lineups. In limited action, Booker has been solid with 4.8 yards per carry in 51 attempts. He should see a full workload of at least 20 touches this week and he has a great matchup against the Chargers, who have struggled against the run.

Ty Montgomery (GB): $6,400 at ATL
Your eyes are not playing tricks on you, Montgomery is now listed as a running back on FanDuel after taking snaps in the backfield for the Packers over the past couple of weeks. He’s in a great spot in Week 8 against the Falcons who are nearly equally as bad against the run as they are against the pass. Since FanDuel is  a half point per reception, it will be greatly beneficial to roster an extra wide receiver who will be heavily involved in the offense.

Other Notables

Wide Receiver

Will Fuller (HOU): $6,600 vs. DET
Fuller has had a rough couple of games, but to be fair he has had two extremely tough matchups in a row against the Vikings and the Broncos. He has a much better matchup this week against the Lions, who have struggled against the pass this season. Fuller will make a fine value, GPP option since he does have tremendous upside and his popularity is down.

Randall Cobb (GB): $6,800 at ATL
Cobb had a slow start to the season, but over the past three weeks he has had a total of 37 targets, 27 receptions, 256 receiving yards and two touchdowns. He should be in position to have another good game in what should be a high-scoring contest against the Falcons, who have struggled on defense this season.

Terrelle Pryor (CLE): $6,900 vs. NYJ
Pryor had a rough game against the Bengals, but don’t let that deter you from using him in GPP contests in Week 8. Pryor has been a focal point of the Browns’ offense and despite name recognition, Darrelle Revis is not a good cornerback anymore. Pryor has multiple-touchdown upside and could very well be a difference maker in your GPP contests.

Other Notables

Tight End

Jack Doyle (IND): $4,900 vs. KC
Doyle did well in Week 7 with 10 targets, nine receptions, 78 yards and a touchdown. With Dwayne Allen likely to miss another few weeks, Doyle should be in a good spot to return value at this salary once again. The matchup is not ideal against the Chiefs, but Doyle should still see a heavy volume of targets since T.Y. Hilton is the only other viable receiving option currently in this offense.

Other Notables

Kicker

Mason Crosby (GB): $4,600 at ATL
I know that the Packers’ offense has not been nearly as explosive as it has been in previous years. However, it still amazes me that Mason Crosby is still near the minimum price for a kicker. This game currently has the highest projected total on the board and it should be a close one. Crosby should have ample opportunities to put up some points again this week.

Other Notables

D/ST

Houston Texans: $4,300 vs. DET
This may be one of the rare weeks where it would be wise to pay up for a defense in your cash games. With that being said, if you are looking for a cheap under the radar defense for your GPPs this week, consider using the Texans. The loss of J.J. Watt has made things difficult for the Texans’ defensive unit, but they still have been solid at home. The matchup does not look good on paper, but the Lions will likely have to throw the ball a lot once again this week, and the Texans’ strength this year has been the ability to defend the pass.

Other Notables

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